Living the Dream by Susan Janic, ECW Press

Living the Dream: Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: The Unofficial Story

Janic, Susan

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    Miley Cyrus, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, persisted in auditioning for the Hannah Montana role even when she was consistently turned away. Nonetheless, Miley kept picking herself up, dusting herself off and trying again. And that persistence paid off. Miley was cast as Hannah – the TV pop superstar who is tries to balance her celebrity with a normal life as Miley Stewart, thus living a secret identity along the lines of Clark Kent and Superman – and Hannah instantly connected with the television audience, which turned the character and Miley herself into a sensation.

    And since that debut, Hannah Montana grew into a sensation involving CDs that have sold in the millions, fashion and book lines, best-selling DVDs, sold out concert tours, a 3-D concert movie, and a full-length feature film.

    Living the Dream tells the story of the auditions, the casting of Hannah Montana, and what was involved in creating the Stewart family. There are biographies of the principal cast members – Miley, Billy Ray, Emily Osment, Mitchel Musso, and more – and interviews with the creators of the show. There’s a look at the phenomena outside of the show: the CDs, the concert tours (including photos from fans), and the incredible amount of buzz from fans while they were waiting for the movie. An episode guide for the first two seasons reveals the story behind the start of the hit series, as well as things to watch for in each episode, and a news diary tracking the rise of the Miley/Hannah phenomenon. Plus, there’s more than a hundred full-colour photos.

    For fans of the incredibly sweet Hannah Montana and those wanting the inside scoop on Miley Cyrus’ Disney star days, this is a book that will make them appreciate the show and the stars even more.

  • Published: September 2008

    ISBN: 9781550228489

    Dimensions: 8 x 10 in.

    Pages: 144